Harvard Thinks Big
by Harvard University
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Harvard Thinks Big is a campus-wide event that brings together some of Harvard’s most renowned faculty members to speak to the school’s undergraduate community. Harvard Thinks Big borrows from the mold of the TED conferences— a collection of all-star Harvard professors each speak for ten minutes about something they are passionate about. The goal of the event is to expose undergraduates to a wide range of “big ideas” that they might not be exposed to otherwise.
|1||VideoRob Lue — “The Digital Evolution of the University”||Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning; faculty director, HarvardX; director, Life Sciences Education||3/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoJeff Lichtman — “Connectomics: Mapping the Brain”||Jeremy R. Knowles Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Santiago Ramón y Cajal Professor of Arts and Sciences||3/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoMarcyliena Morgan — “If I Ruled the World: Imagine That”||Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies and Founding Director of the The Hiphop Archive at Harvard University and Research Institute (HARI) at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research||3/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoJeffrey Miron — “Legalizing Drugs”||Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, as well as a senior fellow at the Cato Institute||3/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoNicco Mele — “The End of Big”||Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School||3/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoKatherine Merseth — “I Want You to Consider…”||Senior Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.||3/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoCultural Agents All - Doris Sommer||Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Language and Literatures, Professor of African and African American Studies, Director of Graduate Studies in Spanish||2/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoTalking to Dead People - Emma Dench||Professor of Classics and of History, Harvard College Professor, Director of Graduate Studies||2/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoWhy Mammals Suck - Katie Hinde||Assistant Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology||2/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoNo one should have to do work that can be done by a machine - Roberto Mangabeira Unger||Roscoe Pound Professor of Law||2/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoRitual and Humanity - Michael Puett||Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History, Chair of the Committee on the Study of Religion||2/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoThe Soul of Statistics - Joseph Blitzstein||Professor of the Practice of Statistics, Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies||2/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoThe Meaning of Life - Jill Lepore||Jill Lepore David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History||3/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoHow Social Networks are like Carbon - Nicholas Christakis||Nicholas Christakis Professor of Sociology (FAS) and Professor of Medical Sociology (Harvard Medical School) and and Professor of Medicine (Harvard Medical School)||2/21/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoAct Big: Dare to See - Kaia Stern||Kaia Stern Director of the Prison Studies Project Professor at Harvard Divinity School Professor in Sociology at Harvard University||2/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoConfusion, Play, and Postponing Certainty - Eleanor Duckworth||Eleanor Duckworth Professor of Education Harvard Graduate School of Education||2/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoMaking the World Smaller - Daniel Lieberman||Daniel Lieberman Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology||2/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoStimulating Cells - Doug Melton||Doug Melton Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University and co-Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute||2/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoBeauty as a Call to Justice - Elaine Scarry||Elaine Scarry, Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value; Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows||3/6/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoTriumph in the City - Edward Glaeser||Edward Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics; Member of the Faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government; Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government||3/4/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||VideoEscaping the Ivory Tower - Caroline Elkins||Caroline Elkins, Professor of History; Chair of the Standing Committee on African Studies; Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethnic Studies||3/4/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|22||VideoCitizens - Lawrence Lessig||Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law||3/3/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|23||VideoBeyond Point-and-Shoot Morality - Joshua Greene||Joshua Greene, Assistant Professor of Psychology||3/3/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|24||Video2011: Introductory Remarks and Introduction of Professors||Steven Hyman, Provost; Member of the Board of Snydics of Harvard University Press; Professor of Neurobiology; Peter Davis '12 and Zachary Richner '11, Co-Producers and Co-Hosts of Harvard Thinks Big||3/3/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|25||VideoExperiencing Time in Music - Richard Beaudoin||Richard Beaudoin, Lecturer on Music||3/3/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|26||VideoFrom Eye to Mind: Affirming the Union of Science and Art - Robert Lue||Robert Lue, Professor of the Practice of Molecular and Cellular Biology; Tutor in Biochemical Sciences; Director of Life Sciences Education||3/3/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|27||VideoGlobal Warming and Psychology - Daniel Gilbert||--||5/4/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|28||VideoReligion in the Age of Pluralism - Diana Eck||--||5/4/10||Free||View In iTunes|
I am glad to see that Harvard is moving toward making the depth of its resources more widely available to the public at large.
Good, quick lessons/reminders for all ages
Great stuff; lessons for all if us here. Makes me wish I were still a young, idealistic undergrad. Good to see young minds being inspired to "go forth to better serve thy country and thy kind".
Great Content, but poor videography and sound
I was intrigued by the lectures but unpleasantly surprised by the low budget video and sound quality. TED talks can turn lecturers into celebrities with their videography, but these videos relegate the audience to the nosebleed section. Weak. What happened Harvard?
- Category: Educational Leadership
- Language: English
- Copyright 2011 The President and Fellows of Harvard College